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"I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a whale. They look and look, but you know what? They never find him. And you know why they never find him? It doesn't say. The book leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide. Then, at the very end, there's a page you can lick and it tastes like Kool-Aid."

—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit

 

World News From BBC

MP's relative in court over 'abuse'  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:44:08 GMT
Charles Napier, the half-brother of Conservative MP John Whittingdale, appears in court over allegations of historical sex abuse. 
MH17 parents 'angry and frustrated'  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:15:24 GMT
The parents of one of the MH17 crash victims say after meeting David Cameron they are "angry and frustrated" at not knowing what has happened to their son's body. 
Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:19 GMT
News photos from around the world 
A community's tales  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:56:05 GMT
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir 
Day in pictures: 25 July 2014  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:49 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 25 July 
'Hidden' photos reveal library build  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:32 GMT
'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library 
Your pictures: Cycling  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:53 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling" 
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:14:09 GMT
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US 
Taiwan plane crash: In pictures  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:50:20 GMT
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan 
Prince George's first year  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:37:31 GMT
Prince George's first year 
VIDEO: How WW1 shaped a poet's life  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:33:12 GMT
The writer who had a lump of granite stuck in his head 
How many men are paedophiles?  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:34:41 GMT
How many men are paedophiles - and is the same true of priests? 
Saving lives on the Ebola front line  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:16:58 GMT
Life on the Ebola front line 
CAR crisis: Meeting the rebel army chief  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:15:24 GMT
Why CAR's rebels are turning their backs on the nation state 
Who believes compatibility ratings on dating websites?  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:42:01 GMT
Who believes compatibility ratings on dating websites?